The Role Of Women In Simon De Beauvoir's 'The Caretaker'
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Chapter 3 Position of men in our society is firm and they consider women as object and dependent entity while men occupy role of the self, the subject, the absolute and free from all stereotypes .Women alone are incomplete, not having position and performance in the society. Society does not accept them without subordinate position to men .But men alone are complete and strong members of society. They need nothing to prove themselves and their identity .Their identity is established and predetermine. They are honorable members of society. ‘Thus humanity is male and man defines woman not in herself But as relative to him ; she is not regarded as an autonomous being …… She is define and differentiated with reference to man and not he with reference to her; She is the incidental ,the inessential as opposed to the essential. He is the subject, he is the absolute ___ She is the Other.’ Simon de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
Simon De Beauvoir ‘s word Other for women is clearing that men are president of this world and women are Other as in ‘The Caretaker’ ,absence of women character make them Other and presence of men make them presidents. Men in the play are presenting humanity and women do not belong to humanity in the world of play. Pinter clears the path for